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  Gur Panth Parkash
Gur Panth Parkash
by Rattan Singh Bhangoo
Translated by
Prof Kulwant Singh




The following is the genealogy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh starting from 15th century or from the times of Guru Nanak ( 1469-1539 AD) :

1. Bhai Kalu : Death about 1488 AD. He shifted from village Bhatian, District Labore (Pakistan) to village Sansara now in Tehsil Ajnala, District Amritsar, where he settled down alongwith his wife. His family further moved to village Sand about six kms from Wazirabad (Pakistan).

2. Bbai Jaddoman : Death about 1515 AD.

3. Bhai Galeb or Mannu : Death about 1549 AD.

4. Bhai Kiddoh : Death about 1578 AD. He moved from village Sand to village Sukarchak, then a small village about three kms from Gujranwala (Pakistan) and settled there with his family.

5. Bhai Rajadab : Death about 1620 AD.

6. Bhai Takhat Mal : Death about 1653 AD.

7. Bhai Bara : Death about 1679 AD. He was follower of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikh faith (Sikhism). He passed away during the times of Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708 AD). His dying advice to his son Buddha or Buddha Singh was that he should go to Amritsar to get Sikh initiation, recite Guru Granth Sahib and become a Sikh of Guru
Gobind Singh.

8. Sardar Buddha Singh (Original name Desu) (1670-1716 AD) : He was the first member of his family to become a Sikh during the times of Guru Gobind Singh. He went to Amritsar and adopted the Sikh faith according to the wishes of his father Bhai Bara.

9. Sardar Naudh Singh : Death in 1752 AD : His brother Sardar Chanda Singh was the ancestor of Sandhanwalia Sardars of village Raja Sansi (founded in 1570 AD), District Amritsar.

10. Sardar Charat Singh (1732-1770 AD) : He was founder of Sukarchakia Misl with its capital at Gujranwala (Pakistan).

11. Sardar Mahan Singh (1760-1790 AD) : He was ruler of the Sukarchakia Misl and was the father of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

12. Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839 AD) : After the death of his father, he became the ruler of Sukarchakia Misl and ably administered this Principality from 1790 to 1799 AD. He occupied Lahore on July 7, 1799 and established a great Sikh State in the Punjab, the land of five rivers.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh had eight sons, namely:-
1. Prince Kharak Singh (1801-1840 AD)
2. Prince Ishar Singh (1804-1805 AD)
3. Prince Sher Singh (1807-1843 AD)
4. Prince Tara Singh (1807-1859 AD)
5. Prince Kashmira Singh* (1819-1844. AD)
6. Prince Peshaura Singh* (1823-1845 AD)
7. Prince Multana Singh (1819-1846 AD)
8. Prince Duleep Singh (1838-1893 AD)

*Adopted sons of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Reference Books

1. Syed Muhammad Latif - History of the Panjab, Kalyani Publishers, 24, Daryagang, New-Delhi, 1989.
2. Bhagat Singh – A History of Sikh Misls, Punjabi University, Patiala.
3. Sohan Singh ‘Seetal’ - Dukhiye Maa Poot, Seetal Bhawan, 18, Model Gram, Ludhiana.
4. Bhagat Singh - Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his Times.




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